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Artist Sean McCann


An example of fine art by Sean McCann

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The Artist Says:


My work is essentially about feeling, using the landscape motif as a way to express this. Painting is a powerful vehicle to investigate this. For me using landscape as a starting point in my painting provides a tangible access point that allows a dialogue between painting and viewer to begin.  If the viewer has connected with the work this may evoke different experiences and feelings in them, although it is not my job to say how they should feel.



Collectors Say:


"When I see your beautiful paintings I can feel the breeze on my face, hear the water and bird song and feel the uplifting that comes from being in nature. Thank you for your inspiration."



Other Artists Say:


"Oh, what a georgeous painting first meets your eyes! His artist's statement is intriguing. He describes the creative process in terms that only a true artist can enter into. To me as a layman it sounds like magic! I can't stop looking at them now! I keep thinking Iv'e found my favourite one but then I find another one!!"



Biography


 
My work is essentially about feeling, using landscape as a way to express this. Painting is a powerful vehicle to investigate this. For me using landscape as a starting point in my painting provides a tangible access point that allows a dialogue between painting and viewer to begin. If the viewer has connected with the work this may evoke different experiences and feelings in them, although it is not my job to say how they should feel.
 
The paintings are a series of marks arranged to form a structure that provides a link to these feelings. If you look closely at them, they are just a collection of abstract marks that make no sense. What changes them from “just marks” is the way they alter as you move further away from them. The image becomes clearer. That this can happen is the magic of painting.
 
For me landscape is a basis for my work, because using landscape I can create structure with these marks that make sense to me. Somewhere along the line great artists have stumbled on the fact that they can through various alchemistic marks create a dialogue with the heart and feeling itself. This dialogue helped them understand and explore that which was mysterious, beautiful, truthful and real and thus feeling was made tangible and real, and to them not abstract at all. After all, the great magic of painting is to make the unseeable, seeable. So anything that can point us in the right direction is doing a great service. Landscape reminds us of our connection to nature, to the earth, the moon, the stars and the whole universe. We often forget this and so great painting, great music, great literature, great landscapes, beautiful sunsets, stormy seas, people to love, etcetera, always like a good compass points us [...]

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